I have read severel of Andrew Taylors books recently and I'm fan! I started out because he has written some history crimes that are well written.
His books have a litterary quality that I appriciate in crime fiction. They are slow paced which gives room for developing characters and in Taylors books no character is one diminsional.
The Roth-trilogy is my first meeting with contemporary novels from Taylor. As the historic ones it qualifies by having more dimensions than just plain suspence. There is still a character-time-milieu relation, that drives the action and suspence. I've gone on from Four Last Things to "Judgement by strangers" which is told by David, a rather suspicious character ind the first book. His account of what happened 25 years ealier gives a lot of meaning to the first book. This somehow makes it very difficult not to give spoilers in this description. The trilology is really one book, and by now I think there is a commond theme about "temptation", "truth/lies/selfdeception" and "evil", connected to priests as main characters. quite a philosoplical diminsion that makes this book/trilology more than just an "ordinary crime-/suspence" book
NB I'm Danish and Taylor may be more well known to an English audience (his writing is definetly very English), I've just found his books because I own a kindle.